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Lactantius, Lucius Coelius Firmianus



Analysis of Content

a2r [Table of contents.] ‘Rubricae.’

a7r Antonius Raudensis: [Errata Lactantii.] A list of errors in the works of Lactantius; see L‑002.

a8v [Montaltus] Genuensis, Adam: [Verse censuring Antonius Raudensis.] Incipit: ‘Hic male corripuit stolidis Antonius ausis'; 4 elegiac distichs. See L‑003.

b1v Bussis, Johannes Andreas de: [Letter addressed to] Paulus II, Pont. Max. Bussi 48.

b2r Lactantius, Lucius Coelius Firmianus: De divinis institutionibus. Lactantius, Divinae institutiones, ed. Brandt, CSEL 19, 1-672.

p11v Lactantius, [Lucius Coelius] Firmianus: De ira dei [addressed to] Donatus. Lactantius, De ira dei, ed. Brandt, CSEL 27, 67-132.

q8r Lactantius, [Lucius Coelius] Firmianus: De opificio dei vel de formatione hominis [addressed to] Demetrianus. Lactantius, De opificio dei, ed. Brandt, CSEL 27, 3-64.

s2r Lactantius, [Lucius Coelius] Firmianus: De phoenice carmen. Lactantius, Opera omnia: 2/1: Carmen de ave phoenice, ed. Brandt, CSEL 27, 135-47.

s4r Ovidius [Naso, Publius]: Metamorphoses [extract]. Ov. Met. 15. 391-402.

s4r Dante [Alighieri: La commedia: Inferno xxv, lines 106-11]. Incipit: ‘[C]ossi per li gran saui se confessa | Che la phœnice muore e poi renasci'; 6 lines of verse. Dante, La commedia. 2. Inferno, ed. Petrocchi, 411-12.

s4r Lactantius, [Lucius Coelius Firmianus] Firmianus [pseudo-; Fortunatus, Venantius]: ‘De resurrectionis dominicae die.’ [Also known as De resurrectione Christi and Carmen de pascha; addressed to Bishop Felix.] ‘[S]alue festa dies toto uenerabilis euo | Qua deus infernum uicit et astra tenet'; 50 elegiac distichs. See L‑003.

s5v [Verse.] Incipit: ‘Arguit hic hominum sectas Lactantius omnes | Septeno falsas codice uera docens'; 5 elegiac distichs. See L‑005.

s5v Lactantius, [Lucius Coelius] Firmianus: Epitome divinarum institutionum [chs 51-68]. ‘Nephythomon Lactantii Firmiani.’ Lactantius, Epitome, ed. Heck and Wlosok, 75-117.


Imprint: Venice: Theodorus de Ragazonibus, 21 Apr. 1490. Folio.


Collation: a–f8 g6 h–k8 l6 m–o8 p14 q r8 s6 t4.

Remarks: Leaf b1 unsigned, b2 signed b, etc.


ISTC: il00010000

Hain: HC 9815;

Goff: Goff L‑10;

BMC: BMC V 477;

Proctor: Pr 5262;

Others: BSB‑Ink L‑9; CIBN L‑10; Sheppard 4340.

LCN: 14450205


Copy number: L-011(1)

Wanting the blank leaf a1.

Binding: Parchment, with two parchment endleaves. The name of the author is written along the fore-edge in black ink.

Size: 312 × 214 × 53 mm.

Size of leaf: 306 × 207 mm.

Marginal notes, apparently in sixteenth-century(?) hands, including comments on the text, ‘nota' marks, and pointing hands; also corrections and underlining in the text in black ink.

Provenance: Dimitrij Petrovich, Count Boutourlin (1763-1829); shelfmark no. 442, see catalogue (1831); purchased at his sale for £1. 12. 0: see catalogue (1841), lot 50, and Books Purchased (1842), 26.

SHELFMARK: Auct. 7Q 3.30.

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